The All Powerful Jaguar F-Type SVR Is Coming. I’ve always preferred compact, sleek looking cars and the new Jaguar F-Type SVR ticks all these boxes – and it’s powerful too, offering the lucky owner a 200mph beast with 567bhp from a 5 litre supercharged V8 engine.
Both the coupé and the convertible will get you from standstill to 60mph in just 3.5 seconds, with the coupé weighing in at a reasonable 1705kg and the convertible coming in just over this at 1720kg.
As if all this wasn’t enough, the Porsche 911 challenging SVR is also 4-wheel drive (see below) and will start at £110,000 for the coupé version, while the convertible will set you back (from) £115,485.
Some of this awesome power and set-up can be attributed to Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division (SVO) – hence the moniker SVR, with the idea being that tweaked SVO vehicles will be dubbed SVR signifying performance, while SVX will signify off-road.
To qualify for SVR badging, the vehicle in question will have to be lighter and more aerodynamic – as well as being more powerful than other models in the range. Well, the Jaguar F-Type SVR ticks all those boxes, while also managing to look like a timeless classic.
In fact, the SVR F-Type has 25bhp more than the current F-Type R model as well as being 0.4 seconds faster. It also beats the R version’s top speed of 185mph by 15mph too; and while I doubt anyone other than Thomas Newton in The Man Who Fell To Earth would notice the extra 0.4 seconds, a human just might (on occasion) notice the extra bhp and top speed.
There are, as you might imagine, some very nice touches to this car; like the titanium and Inconel (an alloy resistant to corrosion at high temperature) F1 style exhaust. The chassis gets some upgrades to cope with the extra power too, like new dampers and anti-roll bars. The tyres are wider and the wheels are lighter too.
So what about that 4-wheel drive? The 4-wheel drive is Jaguar’s all-wheel drive, which will intelligently transfer power to the front when the rear loses traction; though expect it to feel like a rear-wheel drive car in normal circumstances, which should make driving this sportscar a joy.
There’s not long to wait now, as the much-anticipated deliveries of this fantastic looking 8-speed automatic Jaguar F-Type SVR start this summer.
Images: autocar.co.uk, autoexpress.co.uk
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